I wonder what Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and 46 other congresspersons hoped to accomplish by passing over the United States president and communicating directly with leaders of Iran.
Did they hope to undermine President Obama? Done.
And to what end? Did they want to impress their constituents with their bravado? Maybe. But at what cost?
I find this act of defiance toward our president reprehensible, if not treasonous. What impression does it give of American democracy when we do not trust the freedoms of our own constitution to deal with political power struggles?
Remember, Obama was elected “by the people” twice. This fact demands some deference and respect, if not support for the president.
However, the right continues to go beyond what is reasonable to bring down President Obama, and consequently, America.
This latest display demonstrates arrogance and a complete lack of good judgment. In response, Iranian Foreign Minister Dr. Javad Zarif stated, “In our view, this letter has no legal value and is mostly a propaganda ploy.”
Exactly. When our politics become all about electing a new president at the expense of working with the current one, we have a serious problem.